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Raspberry canes
Wed 30-Jun-10
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SandyC
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Having just installed a fruit cage to stop the birds and lambs eating everything I am wondering if it is too late. The lambs have pruned every cane carefully across the top. Will they now not bear fruit this year?

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As far as I know, summer raspberries fruit on last year's growth; autumn raspberries fruit on growth from this year.

(Sometimes they get a bit muxed ip, though  Big_Laugh  Big_Laugh  Big_Laugh )

Although, I'm surprised that by now, end of June, that you haven't had any so far, so perhaps they are autumn raspberries. Hubby tells me that they should be trimmed right back in their first year though, and not to expect any fruit in that time - sometimes you can be lucky.

Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can help you out !!!!!Doh

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Sat 17-Jul-10
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It shouldn't affect the rasberries unless they have stripped the canes of the flowers which the fruit will come from. Was it your first year of planting the raspberries if so they will flower and fruit next year after being cut down this year at end of season. Tell us a little more about when you bought them etc and can help you out a bit. Not very experience but been growing rasp for a good few years so will help where i can.

 

On a matter of my own that I need help, my raspberries this year do not have the flavour they use to. I have done companion planting and put in quite a bit of manure etc would that have affected the taste. Had a really good crop and very healthy but really dissapointed in taste.

 

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My raspberry canes were given to me so I have no history but they have developed into multi stemmed bushes.They look very healthy since their premature "pruning". When I cut them back to the ground do I reduce them all or just leave one to regrow? I have had about 6 raspberries from them.

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Sat 17-Jul-10
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rogers1914 said:

 

On a matter of my own that I need help, my raspberries this year do not have the flavour they use to. I have done companion planting and put in quite a bit of manure etc would that have affected the taste. Had a really good crop and very healthy but really dissapointed in taste.

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Cheryl: Maybe it was just the kind of year you've had or maybe the growth was at the expense of taste. One other possibility I was thinking of was that it may have fed the roots for next years crop and next year maybe a stupendous year taste wise. i_am_hungry

Sandy according to Mr Geoff Hamilton, once the fruit is picked cut the old canes down to the ground, leave the new canes or tie them in place for summer fruiting varieties. Autumn ones grown on one year canes and so are cut down in late winter.cheers

 

Sat 17-Jul-10
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well I certainly hope so as my strawberries are seriously delicious but always like a bit of bite from raspberries. Maybe my blueberries which are looking fab will make up for it as soon as I can get to them. Still not ripe. So excited!!!!!

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Will have to see if our blueberries are ready too but that needs working up to and gearing up as they are in the insect infested forest.dalek

Sat 17-Jul-10
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But they are worth it arent they. Wish I had started growing them years ago cry feel like I woke up late when it comes to Blueberries.

 

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We've put in four bushes of blueberries that should grow much bigger than the ones in the forest i_am_hungry

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